Bart Smith

Thomas Barton Smith, of Hixson, known by those who loved him as Bart, went to be with his Savior on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. He was born on Nov. 3, 1953 to the late Roy and Mary Ellen Smith. Bart graduated from Red Bank High School in 1971 and UTC in 1975. He married Robin McMahan Smith on September 11, 1982, and they have lived in Hixson for over 25 years. Bart worked at Kemper Direct as billing director and before that at UNUM, formerly known as Provident. He was a very active member of Hixson First Baptist Church for 23 years. He served in many different areas, most recently as the young marrieds Sunday School Teacher. Bart made an impact on many people's lives with his selfless and giving spirit. He knew God had blessed him so that he could bless others, and that is what he did. Bart was always providing for others he knew were in need. Bart loved playing golf and traveling, but most of all he loved his family. Bart was a true family man that loved his wife and three children more than anything else. Bart is survived by his wife, Robin of 31 years; sister, Sandee Kimmens; three children, Christie Crowe, Micah and Elisha Smith; son-in-law, Kevin Crowe; mother-in-law, Joyce McMahan. The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. today, Nov. 13, 2013, at the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home. The family would love to have all friends and family join them for a Celebration of Life Service for Bart which will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, at Hixson First Baptist Church, 5800 Grubb Road, Hixson, TN 37343, with Rev. Myron Wilkins officiating. A private burial will be held at Chattanooga Memorial Park. Bart had a very strong passion for missions. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in honor of Bart can be made to Campus Crusade for Christ online at or to Bethel Bible Village, P.O. Box 729, Hixson, TN 37343. Please share your thoughts and memories at Arrangements are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson.

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